April 2021

Cash Out Calamity

The option of cash out winnings during both single and multiple bets has grown in popularity in recent years. Who doesn’t want the option to cut a bet short and still be quids in as result? Of course though, for every plus side there is a minus, and the best argument against cashing out or laying off a bet is that you’re potentially missing out on a big win either on this cash out or a future one.

A recent extreme example of this is a football accumulator. Twitter user Mike Newman decided to share his woes (and I suppose good fortune!) with the world, by announcing that he’d cashed out of a seven-fold football acca. While he managed to turn his measly £5 bet into an impressive £5,710.25 the day could’ve gone better, much better in fact.

These are the seven bets that made up the Sky Bet customer’s accamulator bet:

  • Sheffield United vs Barnet (win)
  • Preston North End vs Doncaster Rovers (win)
  • QPR vs Leeds United (win)
  • Fulham vs Oldham Athletic (win)
  • Millwall vs Hull City (win)
  • Sevilla vs Atlético Madrid (draw)
  • Newport County vs Leicester City (win)

 

Cash Out Calamity

and so what would Mr Newman’s windfall have been if he’d let his bet ride? An eye watering £292,000. Where’s that iffy Internet connection when you need it?